Sunday, December 17, 2017

LKK Luxe Hotel Tree of Hope

15 December 2017

Limketkai Luxe Hotel celebrates the Christmas Season with the "tree of hope" and chosen Balay Canosa Foundation to be their beneficiary.

LKK Luxe Hotel's Christmas Tree with event host Ms. Nicole Abas-Datayan

The hotel lobby also houses different Christmas Trees on display created by known personalities in the city. They even have a real pine tree as Christmas tree, located near the doorway of Kave restaurant and Christmas Village Display.

To help, we are encouraged to purchase Christmas ornaments and the proceeds of which will benefit Balay Canosa Foundation children. as a return, they will put up an ornament or a card to the LKK Luxe Hotel Tree bearing your name on it.

hope to see your name on the tree mga higala, while you are there, please also try the christmas kakanin on display at the Lobby Lounge. the puto bumbong and freshly brewed coffee is perfect afternoon delight.

The Lounge of LKK Luxe Hotel now offers Christmas Kakanin Faves

16 December 2017
Limketkai Luxe Hotel

The Lounge of Limketkai Luxe Hotel is now serving our favorite Christmas Kakanin. Opens everyday from 2pm until 8pm. Perfect for afternoon snacks or while passing time or just waiting for your companions. it is conviniently located near the grand stairwell.

of course, since its Christmas season, they will be having the season's all time favorite: Puto Bumbong

and Bibingka (oven baked) topped with salted egg.

they are also serving our all-time cravings: pancit luglog;



kagay-an's favorite Binaki;

and lastly Palitaw.

i heard that our Lady of Manaoag chapel in the nearby shopwise have their simbang gabi by 6pm, so before or after the mass, i encourage you to drop by here in The Lounge to complement the Christmas Tradition.

please follow #EatsgoodtobeinCDO for more up-to-the-minute #CdeO lifestyle news and features. also pls like my offcial Facebook page @EatsGoodtobeinCDO and @agent112778 on both Instagram and Twitter. see you there mga higala.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

#ShareTheLove: An Exclusive Treats from PayMaya

It’s a great time to be a PayMaya account holder this Christmas season with lots of discounts, rebates, and freebies coming your way.  Use your PayMaya to shop and complete your holiday gift list so you can share the love to family and friends during this season of giving. “Christmas is a season of  giving, and we’re happy to help our customers share the love over the holidays with PayMaya. This is our way of thanking our customers in helping us achieve a very fruitful year as the leader in digital payments in the Philippines,” said Paolo Azzola, PayMaya Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director.

Spreading the Christmas cheer to all is also made easier with exclusive discounts to PayMaya account holders when they shop at Lazada and Zalora. Users can enjoy an additional 20% discount when they shop at Lazada until December 15 by using the code PYMYDEC.

Meanwhile, fashionistas looking to complete their holiday outfits can look forward to a 20% discount this month when they shop at ZALORA, simply by entering the code PAYMAYAHOLIDAY upon checkout. The discount rises to
as much as 25% during Zalora’s Online Fever sale event on December 12 to 15 with the code PAYMAYAFEVER25. These discounts are on top of the already deep discounts being offered by Lazada and Zalora this December.

Get as much as P1,250 on referrals PayMaya in Facebook Messenger With PayMaya, it’s easy to let your friends and loved ones know that you care about them. And with PayMaya in Facebook Messenger, both of you can feel the love as well!

Simply sign up or link your existing PayMaya account in Facebook Messenger and refer friends to sign up and you will both get P50 in your PayMaya accounts.To do this, all you have to do is share the promo link that you will receive from PayMaya in Messenger to up to 25 friends with Android devices to start earning the referral bonus. Subscribers of all mobile network in the Philippines may sign up until December 19 and get the bonus amount, which will be credited to their accounts in 2 to 3 business days.

“All of these privileges highlight that paying with your PayMaya is now better than simply paying with cash. Using their PayMaya accounts, shopping online and in-store, sending money to others, and purchasing load or paying bills is easier than ever. We can’t wait to share even more exciting things and experiences exclusive to PayMaya account holders that we have in store for the coming months,” shared Raymund Villanueva, Issuing Head at PayMaya.

Getting a PayMaya account is easy and instant. Just download the PayMaya app via iOS or Android and register.

A million ways to #ShareTheLove

With PayMaya, there are a million ways to share the love to your friends and family because all PayMaya app registrations, physical card activations, and purchases worth at least P1,000 from today until December 23 will earn raffle entries for PayMaya’s #MerryMillionaire promo.

Users stand a chance to win P10,000 in the weekly draw and a whopping P1 million tax-free in the grand draw, which will give them even more reasons tospread the love to others this holiday season.

And to make it even more convenient to load your account, PayMaya has further expanded its long list of loading partners to include all branches of Cebuana Lhuillier and ExpressPay, as well as the online banking platforms of RCBC and Metrobank.

This is on top of the more than 15,000 top-up facilities already available nationwide such as Robinsons Department Store Business Centers, SM Business Services, TouchPay kiosks, 7-Eleven, Palawan Pawnshops, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Petron stations along NLEX, and Smart Padala centers down to sari-sari stores in grassroots communities, and Unionbank ATMs.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Never Let Lose A Strand Of Your Patience

Have you ever experienced a day wherein nothing seems to go well, that no matter how you try to choose the right path, you keep making the wrong turn? Just like having a bad hair day, no matter how many times you comb your hair, it just would not budge.

Life can be challenging at times but there will always be a way to resolve these challenges and come out victorious. Having this in mind will be easy to keep your patience and continue to move forward.
Just like losing strands of your hair due to factors beyond your control, you too can do something.

• Eat healthy – Eating the right food can alter your mood. Having low-level of folic acid in your body can cause anxiety, hence, food such as asparagus, avocado, salmon, and almond are recommended to fight stress hormones.

• Stay calm – Listen to comforting music and reading feel-good stories can help switch you to a calm mood.

• Exercise – Exercise releases endorphins that can relieve you from stress and anxiety.

• Supplement –Taking in Vitamins such as B-complex can alter mood swings.

Don’t let your stress factors contribute to your hair loss. Letting yourself succumb to anxiety will definitely show up to your follicles and this can lead to more hair loss.

Hectic schedules and pressure from work, not to mention the pollution and filth outside easily make you feel unease and, at times, irritable. Slow down a bit, have fun and relax. There’s no better way to begin with your mane.

Tip 1: The stroke of a comb can give you a soothing feeling while, at the same time, help unleash the natural oil of your hair.

Tip 2: Stay away from getting pigtails, hair weaves, braids and tight hair rollers, which can pull and stress your hair.

Tip 3: Avoid perming, straightening or coloring because they contain toxic chemicals that could cause damage to your locks.

Tip 4: Choose natural. Use NOVUHAIR topical solution. Apply liberal amount on to your scalp and hair. Massage it gently for -10 minutes to help permeate deeply from root to tip. NOVUHAIR is packed with 19 natural ingredients that help promote growth, nourishment and rejuvenation of your tress.

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Mykarelli's Grill: Lifestyle District's Newest Hotspot

sorry mga higala, this post was so and toooo loong overdue. I hope you seen the photos and pre-event post i made in my official FB page. I really thought that i already made this one but sad to say, i really did forgot to post this. what i made is just a draft. so without further more delays here's my story.

23 November 2017

Mykarelli's Grill made another milestone. The only store that has two branches inside Lifestyle District. This new branch is better and larger than the first one. perfect for big gatherings for family or friends.

Mykarelli's Grill gave out a very generous offer to all loyal patrons on this opening day. they gave out a Buy 1 Take 1 treat for the Chicken Inasal and Pork BBQ meals. as expected, many grabbed this awesome offer and prompted the management to extend it for one more hour. The management are very thankful to those who came to this "fiesta". "sa Mykarelli's Grill, araw-araw fiesta" indeed.

I stayed and covered this event from 12noon till 10pm. during those times, the patrons keeps on coming. the biggest crowd was a group of 15 i think or more than. they are traveler/tourist who will stay at the nearby hotel. as for the smallest group are the couples who enjoyed a romantic al fresco dinner date.

I hope to see you there mga higala, please dont be shy to say hi when we bump up OK? when you get there, please do try the "mongolian maskara" perfect appetizer and the best beer match.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Discover Why Chemical-Based Products For Hair Loss Might Not Work For You

Desperate times call for desperate measures. When you’re losing tufts of hair or seeing bald patches on your scalp, it’s but natural to feel the need to do something about it.

Will you tell a friend or go immediately to a doctor? Will you hide the “shame” under the guise of a wig? While it’s quite hard to decide, there’s no way but people still find themselves falling in line over-the-counter (O.T.C.). And what’s on their hands? Chemical-based hair loss products. Here are some of the reasons why they impulsively buy these items:

a.) They claim to be effective.
b.) They say the healing effects are felt quickly.
c.) They are widely available.
d.) They appear to be cheaper.
e.) They claim to be safe.

Sounds tempting, though, be wary enough that once you delve into the nitty-gritty of these products available to allegedly promote hair growth, you’ll see why they may not exactly be a perfect fit. These are some of the negative possibilities when you use chemical treatments:

1. Serious side effects like tightness in the chest, difficulty in breathing, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), and swelling of the hands and feet. These are actually some of the possible side effects of the hair loss drug Minoxidil, which is said to cease hair loss and promote hair growth.

2. Most chemical products say they can “treat” alopecia, but reading the fine print will lead you to discover that it actually just slows the progress of hair loss. Little is said as well about these chemical treatments actually promoting hair growth.

3. These products or “treatments” usually contain a variety of chemicals that may or may not cause allergic reactions. It pays to check the labels. Some chemical-based products may actually be presenting the side effects as the main effects. Let the internet help you on your personal research.

There may be safer and effective alternatives out there, but NOVUHAIR is a stand out among the rest. It has 19 natural ingredients—standardized herbal extracts, essential oils and co-factor nutrients that work in synergy and have been clinically proven to help stop the progression of hair loss, aid in stimulating hair growth, and reduce excessive hair shedding.

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Don’t make yourself fall as the next victim of the trap. Be smart; choose natural.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Natural is still best to de-stress your tress

Striking a life balance is no easy task to do. It requires hard work and dedication which sometimes can be strenuous to achieve. Can you imagine how overtaxing it is to juggle between your career andproviding for your loved ones?

Studies have shown that stress is commonly caused by interrelationships, such as having to deal with work issues and family-related complications. If left unresolved over time, it could lead to immune deficiency, which later on, might cause other parts of our body to show signs of disruption like hair loss.

Many of us could attest to that. It’s like always autumnal equinox whenever we experience chronic hair fall, most especially at the prime of stress. At its peak, our white blood cells attack no less than the follicles, thus causing alopecia. What’s more, anxiety could drive your mane into a prolonged resting phase, which is called telogen effluvium.

Stress experienced by the body or beyond our coping resources could trigger hair loss symptoms, which, if not addressed properly, could result to early baldness. Worried about this? Fret no more. You can beat it simply by relaxing, eating or flexing some muscles.

Never underestimate the power of sleep. If you feel that you are over your head in dealing with anxieties, choose to rest it off for a while and recharge.

Let’s get physical to de-stress. It helps release endorphins, or what is known as the happy hormones, that can be beneficial in relieving the tension.

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Eat more fruits and veggies. Having these as a staple in your diet will bolster your immunity from disease, which in turn, knock out stress. We can all benefit from the vitamins and minerals of the healthy food we consume.

It’s best to complement these simple regimens with a topical solution that’s safe to keep your crowning glory at its robust state. NOVUHAIR, nature's answer to hair loss, is made up of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help remedy stress-related hair loss and promote healthy tress and scalp.

The challenge in preventing these mane problems is to keep your locks healthy with proper care and let it grow naturally sans subjecting your hair to temporary relief with the use of harmful chemicals. Go natural.

NOVUHAIR contains natural extracts, herbal oils and essences, such as lavender that is also known to relieve stress. It also has a scent that leaves a calming effect.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

3 more days for the opening of Mykarelli's Grill Lifestyle District

Mykarelli's Grill, Cagayan de Oro's best place for Kagay-an grilled and other family comfort food, will open another "instagramable" branch in the Lifetyle District on the 23rd of November. As we all know, Mykarelli's Grill is one of the pioneers in the Lifestyle District, and yes, this will be a second branch in the area. Bigger, better and still great food and service that we all love about Mykarelli's Grill.

As a treat to their new branch and to us loyal patrons, they will be having a "Buy One Take One" treat Manok Inasal and my all time "the usual order" the Pork BBQ meals. Both meals comes with unli rice too.

This promo is only valid on the opening day (November 23,2017) from 4:30 - 7:00 pm. Kita kits didto mga higala. bring one bring all and enjoy these yummy Buy 1 Take 1 deal.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Mykarelli's Grill Will Open their Newest Branch at Lifestyle District

Mykarelli's Grill, Cagayan de Oro's best place for Kagay-an grilled and other family comfort food, will open another "instagramable" branch in the Lifetyle District on the 23rd of November. As we all know, Mykarelli's Grill is one of the pioneers in the Lifestyle District, and yes, this will be a second branch in the area. Bigger, better and still great food and service that we all love about Mykarelli's Grill.

As a treat to their new branch and to us loyal patrons, they will be having a "Buy One Take One" treat Manok Inasal

and my all time "the usual order" the Pork BBQ meals.

This promo is only valid on the opening day (November 23,2017) from 4:30 - 7:00 pm. Kita kits didto mga higala. bring one bring all and enjoy these yummy Buy 1 Take 1 deal.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Kiosk of Bite Me Up in Centrio

11 November 2017
Centrio Mall

Bite Me Up Corporation, makers of Cagayan de Oro's newest pasalalubong ng Kagay-an sa bayan, opened its new kiosk at the Centrio Mall. Located between the Corrales entrance and BPI.

Bite Me Up started its venture by introducing the Brownie Bites two years ago i think. sorry i lost count. anyways, Brownie Bites is a bite sized fudge brownies, individually packed and boxed of 16s. Perfect anytime specially during afternoon tea or coffee.

Last Kahimunan Trade Fair they introduced to the public the two new variants: the Crispy Brownies; and the Cashew Crunch. It is also individually packed but boxed of 6s. Crispy Brownies is crispy thin version of the Brownie Bites.

and as for the Cashew Crunch is also crispy thins and taste somehow like the meringue of a Sans Rival. A Sans Rival without the buttercream.

I hope to see you there and try some of these yummy treats. as for me, i keep on buying 2 boxes of each variant and send it back home in manila. as for the price, here's the price. enjoy your Bite Me Up treats mga higala. for more photos of the event, see it on my Official Facebook Page.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Seda Centrio's Wine Buffet

09 November 2017
Misto at Seda Centrio

While I am waiting for the "Flavors of Spain" Themed Buffet, the Misto Crew are busy preparing and setting up a wine gallery on my favorite spot in the resto.

I thought that it will be a part of the Themed Buffet, but as the meeting cum party goes on, i learned that Misto at Seda Centrio is having a Wine Buffet everyday, from 5pm to 8pm at 750 pesos net per person.

"Set your evenings free for "Wine Buffet" at the Misto. Indulge in an array of select and premium wines varying from color, taste and aroma for that gratifying experience." as captioned from Seda centrio's Official Facebook Page.

They have a wide variety of wines from red to white, from France to Italy. Aside from the bottomless wines for 3 hours, they will also serve you a round of sidings and canapes.

For inquiries and table reservations, please call (088) 323 8888 or 09175775910. You may also email The Misto is located on the 4th floor of the hotel.

"Flavors of Spain": Seda Centrio's New Themed Buffet

09 November 2017

Starting this day, every Thursdays thereafter, Seda Centrio's Misto Restaurant will have a Spanish Cuisine Themed Dinner Buffet.

Our (Filipino) cuisine is mainly based from Spanish Cuisine, just like our adobo, menudo and caldereta, making this themed buffet a great comfort food for us. on this opening night, i indulged from my comfort Spanish (inspired) dishes. for starters, i had a cup of Garlic Soup, Tapas of Cold Cuts and Albondigas (meatballs stew).

Clockwise starting from bottom left: Garlic Soup, Bread, Albondigas and Cold Cuts

Next, of course, my ultimate favorites, Callos and Seafood Paella. I used the bread to get every drip of Callo's rich, yummy sauce.

Clockwise: Bread, Callos and, Paella

if you think that i only got a small portions, well, let's just say, i went back to the buffet table around 4 times making me super stuffed. for more photos of what we had that night, check out my Official Facebook Page Album.

Buffet Starts at 6pm until 10pm. for reservations pls call (088) 323-8888 or 0917-577 5910; or visit Misto at the 4/f of Seda Centrio. photos here is the the menu of the day, the Resto has the right to change the menu without prior notice. Price starts at 650 per head.

Flavors of Spain is Every Thursdays. For Friday nights, the Flame and Grill Themed Buffet is still on going. Also on saturdays' Seafood Frenzy Themed Buffet is still available. Hope to bump on you soon on these themed buffets. Kita Kits mga Higala.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Nic's Pizza Baguettes Opens New Branch

Nic's Pizza Baguettes, a true Kagay-anon pizza chain, who revolutionized a new kind of pizza, opens a new branch. Located on the 2/f of the Limketkai Mall near Cinema 1.

Nic's Pizza Baguettes, made a new style and a new kind of pizza by using baguettes instead of the usual round pizza dough. They also, as to my knowledge, the first pizza store to use white sauce instead of the usual red tomato sauce as base.

for the meantime, the Limketkai branch is offering pizza baguette with fries starting at 65 pesos a serving.

on the other news, their main branch in Dolores street, they are now offering the pizza squares and soon a new "pasta" dish will come out so we are hoping to see you there mga higala.

Nic's Pizza Baguettes, Tatak Lokal, Tatak Kagay-anon!!!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Tapa King CdeO Celebrates 2nd year in the City

4 November 2017
Tapa King CdeO
Divisoria Branch

Tapa King, came to CdeO 2 years ago. Their Divisoria branch was the first here in CdeO, then came Elipe Park Branch in Carmen soon came after. These branches are 2 of 5 here in Mindanao. Tapa King now have a hundred branches worldwide and fast growing in numbers due to its trusted name and easy franchising schemes.

To celeberate its 2nd year here in CdeO, they offered Tapa King Meal which worth around 110 pesos for just 20 pesos for the first 100 customers at lunch time. as expected, the loyal customers came and lined up orderly.

For those who haven't tried Tapa King, this is the best time to check them out, they also service other meals besides Tapsilog. They have great variety of meals to choose from. All day Silogs, snacks and main dishes that defines their slogan "Lutong Bahay, Kain Bahay".

Clockwise starting from the leftmost:
Bulalo, Smoked Bangus, Crispy Liempo, Kare-Kare, Tapa King and, Tapa Queen.

I'm encouraging everyone to try out Tapa King. Here in CdeO, they have two branches: in DVsoria thats between united bookstore and BDO Velez; and the other one is in Elipe Park just infront of SSS Carmen.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thai Me Up: New Face Same Yummy Goodness

23 October 2017
Thai Me Up
Centrio Ayala Mall

Our beloved Thai and Southeast Asian Cuisine restaurant for years now. For the last months,Thai Me Up made some renovations thus it was closed for for a short period. Now the new face of Thai Me Up is finally arrived and now opens it doors to the public. We cant thank you enough Thai Me Up for the privilege that you gave to me and to this blog to have a first dibs on your newly upgraded store.


The new store's interior is highly inspired to a market scene in Thailand. Where in different stalls and shops all line up for its customers. The (bar) counter looks abit the same but the new decors really captured me.

Interior; Left Side Wall

As for the food, it is still the best as before. If you tried Thai Me Up before for sure you will be familiar with Pad Thai, Tom Yum and the best cake (for me) here in CdeO the Mango Mamboo. For you who haven't tried Thai Me Up, let me share my List of my Favorites in Thai Me Up.

For appetizers, i recommend Crispy Pork Salad. I personaly call this as balanced diet meal. It a combo of green salad and chunks of crispy pork.

Crispy Pork Salad

 Let's warm up our tummy by having this best seller, the Tom Yum Goong.

Tom Yum Goong

but if you like something lighter, try this Beef Noodle Soup. For me, this is better than Pho.

Beef Noodle Soup

For the Main Entries, let me recommend Grilled Cut Squid. I love squid and Thai Me Up made it better.

Grilled Cut Squid

Of course, Thai dish will never be complete without Chicken Satay.

Chicken Satay
and this, Garlic Sesame Spareribs (pork),

Garlic Sesame Pork Spareribs

oh, and of course, the feast is not complete without rice and i love Thai Bagoong Rice

Thai Bagoong Rice

Pair this feast with their coolers (no photo available; sorry i forgot) and end it with this ultimate cake. Just a warning thou, this cake is sweet tooth's heaven but a nightmare to sensitive teeth. Meringue + choco ice cream + mangoes equals the Mango Mamboo

Thai Me Up is still the best in Thai Cuisine inspired resto here in CdeO. The store had a major facelift but it is still under the same management and of course, the same Thai Goodness that you'll surely love. For more photos , i made an photo album on my Facebookpage. Please give it a try.